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Healing Trauma

To move forward we must face the past.

People We Love: Somaly Mam People We Love: Somaly Mam
Cambodian sex trafficking survivor Somaly Mam rescues girls from brothels—and offers them a second life.
Photo Essay: Israelis and Palestinians Join Up to Rebuild Homes Photo Essay: Israelis and Palestinians Join Up to Rebuild Homes
by Ben Guss
Volunteers from both the Jewish and Arab sides of the conflict join forces to rebuild homes demolished by the Israeli government.
Farmers, Workers, Consumers, Unite! New Visions in Food Justice Farmers, Workers, Consumers, Unite! New Visions in Food Justice
by Yvonne Yen Liu
How do we make sure that our food contributes to the health of our communities and ecosystems?
One Billion Rising One Billion Rising
Eve Ensler has said that nothing is more important than stopping violence against women. Her new short film encourages us to rise up do just that.
In Prayer and Protest: The Fight for Troy Davis In Prayer and Protest: The Fight for Troy Davis
by Scott Langley
The story in photos: One year ago, the state of Georgia executed Troy Davis. See the remarkable photos from his final days, from the perspective of his family, friends, and supporters.
Mexico’s Burgeoning Peace Movement Heads North Mexico’s Burgeoning Peace Movement Heads North
by Paul Imison
What would happen if Mexican survivors of the “War on Drugs” reached out to work with Americans who have weathered its violence, too? Poet Javier Sicilia and his U.S.-bound Peace Caravan are about to find out.
Eve Ensler: Freedom Starts With a “V” Eve Ensler: Freedom Starts With a “V”
by Madeline Ostrander
The “Vagina Monologues” author on why knowing your body can shake up the world.
Street Credibility: Homeless Protesters Fight For Recognition Street Credibility: Homeless Protesters Fight For Recognition
by Claudia Rowe
Do corporations have an obligation to help the poor in their communities? These unconventional occupiers think so.
“You Have My Permission to Wear a Hoodie Every Day” “You Have My Permission to Wear a Hoodie Every Day”
by Rasha Hamid
In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death, what advice should a mother give to her young, brown son? Rasha Hamid pondered that question, and wrote this poem to her son Jibreel.
In Japan, a Mothers’ Movement Against Nuclear Power In Japan, a Mothers’ Movement Against Nuclear Power
by Heidi Hutner
The Fukushima disaster has brought a powerful new demographic to Japan’s anti-nuclear movement: mothers.
Practical Compassion: An Interview with Karen Armstrong Practical Compassion: An Interview with Karen Armstrong
by Heidi Bruce
The historian has helped world religions unite behind a single principle. But can a worldwide charter for compassion become more than just a nice idea?
A Dakota Way of Life A Dakota Way of Life
by Kris Kolb
Diane Wilson’s new book asks, how do you raise beloved children and break the cycle of self-destruction in native communities?
Stand Your Ground to Stop the Violence Stand Your Ground to Stop the Violence
by Sarah van Gelder
What can be done to stop needless violence like the killing of Trayvon Martin?
In Sendai, A Tough Year of New Priorities In Sendai, A Tough Year of New Priorities
by Anne Thomas
One year after the Japan earthquake and tsunami, a Sendai teacher finds hope and gratitude in reconstruction.
Let It Not Happen Again Let It Not Happen Again
by Clarence Moriwaki
Reflections on the 70th anniversary of Japanese American incarcerations.
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